Guillermina De Ferrari

Position title: Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History

Email: gdeferrari@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262.2093

Address:
1132 Van Hise Hall
Virtual Office Hours: By appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina, 1989
M Phil. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 1993
M.A. Columbia University, 1994
M Phil. Columbia University, 1997
Ph.D. Columbia University, 2001

Biography
Guillermina De Ferrari is Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History. She is the author of Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007), and Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba (New York: Routledge, 2014). She has published many articles on Cuban and Caribbean literature, visual culture, photography, and world literature. She directed the Center for Visual Cultures (2014–18), and curated the exhibition Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today (Chazen Museum of Art 2015). She is co-editor with Ursula Heise (UCLA) of the Routledge Series Literature and Contemporary Thought. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Research in the Humanities (2018–22), and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.

Publications
Futures of Comparative Literature. Ed. Ursula K. Heise, Dudley Andrew, Alexander Beecroft, Jessica Berman, David Damrosch, Guillermina De Ferrari, César Domínguez, Barbara Harlow, and Eric Hayot. (London: Routledge, 2017).

Science Fiction and the Rules of Uncertainty, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 24 no. 61 (2020):1–10.

Reading Without Habits: a Caribbean Contribution to World Literature.” In World Literature – Cosmopolitanism – Globality, 152–71. (Berlin: De Gryuter Publishing, 2019).

Sobre Eros y tumbas.” In Antonio José Ponte, Contrabando de sombras, 173–98. (Leiden: Bokeh, 2018).

“A Caribbean Hauntology: The Sensorial Art of Joscelyn Gardner and M. NourbeSe Philip,”Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 27.3 (2018):271–93. [by invitation and peer review]

“Cuba: a Curated Culture.” In Latin American Cultural Studies: a Reader, edited by Jens Anderman, Ben Bollig, Lorraine Leu, Daniel Mosquera, Rory O’Bryen and David M. J. Wood, 140–61. (New York: Routledge, 2017). (2007 article reprinted by invitation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies).

Padura después del vendaval,” co-authored with Vicky Unruh. A Contracorriente 13.1 (2015):1–12.

Opacity and Sensation in Reynier Leyva Novo’s Historical Installations,InVisible Culture 22 (2015).

“Embargoed Masculinities: Friendship and the Role of the Intellectual in the Post-Soviet Cuban novel,” Latin American Literary Review 69 (2007):91–115. 

“Aesthetics Under Siege: Dirty Realism and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez’s Trilogía sucia de La Habana,” The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 7 (2003):23–44.